Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1979-05-04
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
NAK CM700, Sony 158SD Recorded by Barry Glassberg. A:D conversion by John Steinthal via Mark Cohen, encoded by Matt Vernon
- Nak CM700 > Sony 158SD > DAT > CDR > SHN
- Hampton, VA
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Barry Glassberg
- Hampton Coliseum
Subject: Not bad
Brent is still feeling his way around the repertoire but it is undeniable that he is an energizing focus for the rest. Their sound is tighter, more cohesive, and when they want to kick into overdrive, there is more turbo boost from Brent than what was able to be delivered from Keith.
The shows from this tour have their moments, (what is with the drummers doing their disco drumming during Mexicali? Stop that, boys!) but on the whole these are average shows. They take it up a step by the fall tour.
Subject: 70's Hampton
Subject: all uh-pol-uh-jeez
please forgive me.Honestly I didn't realize I had
acted so badly until i searched for this recording and read the first hand reports.
Please forgive me folks, and you too Bob.
Subject: Stella !
Absolutely one the most dramatic moments I saw the band pull off was when they took this wildly insane crowd all the way down from the frenzy of Truckin to absolute silence during Stella Blue.
Also remember a little piece of paper with a tiger on it.
This music and recording a 4. The concert experience was off the charts.
This was the kind of show that made me come back for years even when the music wasn't all it once was. Wild Wild night inside ! that let out into a perfectly timed torrential downpour. So much for the Carnival that was across the parking lot. (A real carnival with Ferris wheels and stuff. I swear) We drove around that part of Virginia for hours that night, in the rain and every once in a while we would pass the colisseum going in a different direction. Took til noon the next day to get to Baltimore.
It absolutely exemplified the saying "There is nothing like a grateful dead concert" If we have to explain - you just wouldn't understand.
Subject: Jerry , Jerry , Jerry,
Subject: First of many to come
Subject: A solid show made unlistenable due to the lack of quality in this recording.
2nd Set: Your standard good-time "Miracle" opens up things with its matrimonial partner "Bertha" following suit. Both the big 'B' and the following "Good Lovin" are standard stuff. The tinny remoteness is really starting to majorly affect my enjoyment of this show. It removes any thunderous force that might have been evident during the live performance. However, this archaic sound is appropriate for a weary, country-soul "Ship." "Estimated" is solid with a nice power climax @ 5:15. The following jam is not momentous, but undeniably enters a differing sphere. Just as Jerry powerfully connects with the stars, the effort gets drawn to "Eyes." It's a lovely floating version. "Drums/Space" are appropriately non-grounded. "Truckin" sounds more pertinent than usual and Mydland's Hammond greatly helps the increase of billowing smoke from the stack. "Stella" is lovely like usual, and "Around" closes off the show with a much needed hard-rocking bluster.
No encore to speak of.
I delayed writing this review for a few days because of the sound quality; it really removes the fun from this process.
Subject: My Sister's First Show
Subject: Yet another great day in Grateful history
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